Venkat Narayanaswamy


Dr. Venkat Narayanaswamy is interested in scramjet propulsion, laser diagnostics, and combustion. Prior to joining NC State, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UT Austin and RWTH Aachen, Germany. Dr. Narayanaswamy’s long term vision is contributing to the development of next-generation clean and efficient propulsion technologies.

Outside research, Dr. Narayanaswamy is interested in nature photography.


Dual separation control and drag mitigation in high speed flows using viscoelastic materials
Walz, J., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2023), Physics of Fluids, 35(3), 031704.
Fluid structure interactions generated by an oblique shock impinging on a thin elastic panel
Varigonda, S. V., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2023), JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, 119.
Investigations of shock-boundary layer interaction dynamics using high-bandwidth pressure field imaging
Jenquin, C., Johnson, E. C., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2023), JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 961.
Quenching measurements of Kr 5p[3/2](2) <- <- 4p(61)S(0) electronic transition using absorption spectra
Sahoo, A., Narayanaswamy, V., & Lyons, K. M. (2023), APPLIED OPTICS, 62(6), 110–117.
Effects of Pressure Sensitive Paint on the Dynamics of Half-Inlet Shock Dynamics
Jenquin, C., Johnson, E., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2022), AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022, 1–13.
Experimental Investigations of the Hypersonic Stream-Traced Performance Inlet at Subdesign Mach Number
Johnson, E., Jenquin, C., McCready, J., Narayanaswamy, V., & Edwards, J. (2022, September 30), AIAA JOURNAL, Vol. 61.
Experimental Studies of Unstart Shock Dynamics within a Streamtraced Scramjet Inlet
Johnson, E., Jenquin, C., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2022), AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum.
Fluid Structure Interactions Generated by an Oblique Shock Impinging on a Thin Elastic Panel
Narayanaswamy, V., & Varigonda, S. V. (2022), SSRN. Retrieved from
Investigations of Shock Boundary Layer Interactions Over a Soft Material for Separated Control
Walz, J., & Narayanaswamy, V. (2022), AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022.
Investigations of the Transition Between Conventional and Distributed Regime in Turbulent Jet Flames
Deboskey, R., Kessler, D., Johnson, R. F., Bojko, B., Sahoo, A., Narayanaswamy, V., & Lyons, K. M. (2022), AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022.

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  • High Speed Morphing Propulsion Concepts to Advance Range, Efficiency and Maneuverability (ARL-BAA no. W911NF-17-S-0003-11, section: e. CCE-ScMVR-2(iv))
  • Test Rig for Effective Reproduction of Inlet Distorted Supersonic Flows
  • Variable Engine for New Maneuvers
  • Long duration Mach 6 wind tunnel facility for hypersonics research
  • Demonstration of a Gas Turbine Scale RDC Integrated with Compressor and Turbine Conditions at 7FA Cycle.
  • Investigations of Self Starting Streamtraced Inlets at Off-Design Conditions
  • Fluid Structure Interactions between unsteady shock waves and compliant materials for unsteady load mitigation
  • Tailored Supersonic Flowfields
  • Fluid Structural Thermal Interactions (FSTI) in Hypersonic Flow
  • Non-intrusive Flight Trajectory Manipulation of High-speed Munitions Using Non-linear Shock/Boundary Layer Interactions
Venkat Narayanaswamy